I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, from all of us at Activity Village! Thank you for your support this year, and see you again in 2018...
by PZ Mann
As poor as poor can be,
But all their neighbours loved them,
For their generosity.
Their cottage tumbledown,
When Christmas came they made a toy,
For every child in town.
After all the toys were made;
And while they dreamed of better times,
The Whittles were repaid.
That night three Christmas angels came,
To give them a reward -
For heaven won't let any act
Of kindness be ignored.
And found just a crust of bread;
"Now, this won't do", she whispered,
"Let's prepare a feast instead!"
As only they are able,
And in a flash a flood of food
Filled all the shelves and table!
It needed to be cheered;
And as the angels waved their wings,
A Christmas tree appeared!
Two angels trimmed the pretty tree;
The third flew to and fro,
Hanging bells and holly boughs,
And sprigs of mistletoe.
With icicles and snow,
And on the door they placed a wreath,
Complete with a bright red bow!
They finished all they came to do,
Before the break of day,
And as the Whittles roused from sleep,
The angels flew away.
And all the decoration,
They pinched themselves and wept for joy,
Then danced in celebration!
Of their heaven-sent surprise;
Every Humbleburger came
To see with their own two eyes!
They emptied all the shelves;
Their kindness wouldn't let them keep
Good fortune to themselves.
They all joined in a song;
And up above - though no one heard -
The angels sang along!
12th - 20th December: Hanukkah
25th December: Christmas
26th December: Kwanzaa
1st January: New Year
15th January: Martin Luther King Day
25th January: Burns Night
26th January: Australia Day
2nd February: Groundhog Day
4th February: Superbowl
6th February: Waitangi Day (New Zealand Day)
7th February: Charles Dickens' Birthday
9th - 25th February: Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, South Korea
13th February: Pancake Day
13th February: Mardi Gras
14th February: Valentine's Day